For although a single order from his superior is sufficient to exact an official’s obedience, if the superior repeats the same order ten times, the official will be seriously offended. He will say: “You are insulting me. I am not disloyal.” However, the All-Wise Qur’an insistently repeats the same command to the most sincere believers.
At the time I was puzzling over this idea, I had two or three loyal friends. I frequently used to warn and remind them lest they be deceived by the machinations of satanic humans. They were not offended at me, nor said I was insulting them. However I used to tell myself that I was offending them with these continual admonitions and that I was accusing them of disloyalty and inconstancy. Then suddenly the truth explained and proved in the above Indications became clear. I understood that the All-Wise Qur’an’s insistent repetitions were apt and exactly as required by the situation, and wise and not excessive or accusing; they were pure wisdom and pure eloquence. I understood too the reason those loyal friends of mine were not offended. A summary of the truth is this:
Since evil spirits provoke people in respect of destruction, they commit much evil with few actions. People who take the path of truth and guidance, therefore, are in need of much caution and great care and repeated warnings and various assistance. For this reason Almighty God offers assistance to the people of belief through His thousand and one names by way of those repetitions, and stretches out thousands of compassionate hands to help them. He does not slight their integrity, but upholds it. He does not belittle man, but shows Satan’s evil to be great.
O people of truth and people of guidance! The way to be saved from the above-mentioned wiles of satanic jinn and men is this: make your headquarters the school of the people of the truth, the Sunnis; enter the stronghold of the Qur’an of Miraculous Exposition’s incontestable matters; and take the Prophet’s (UWBP) practices as your guide; find safety and salvation!
Q u e s t i o n : You have proved in the above Indications that the way of misguidance is easy, and is destruction and aggression, so that many take it. Whereas in other parts of the Risale-i Nur you have proved decisively that the way of unbelief and misguidance is so fraught with difficulties and problems that no one should take it; that it is not possible to follow it. And you have shown that the path of belief and guidance is so easy and clear that everyone should take it.
T h e A n s w e r : There are two sorts of unbelief and misguidance. One pertains to actions and secondary matters, and is also denial and